I've always preferred people who think about their spiritual, ideological, ecclesiastical, political, and proprietary party lines more than mindless drones who follow whoever's pacesetting like exorcised pigs about to dive into Lake Kinnereth.
Few things disgust me more than people who vote "straight ticket" Democrat, Republican, or anything as if any sector of humanity has a monopoly on truth, justice, and the American way.
Pewsitters and pulpiteers who swallow whatever's being shoveled by their denominational bureaucrats, officers, and latest votes are equally vacuous.
Considering Christians are supposed to be known for praying and talking through their disagreements agreeably because they're glued together by Jesus and compelled to redemption concomitant to His high priestly prayer in John 17, I'm nauseated by the way left and way right whose extremes dictate division.
In these increasingly polarizing days in church and society, it's about time for Christians to hang in with each other rather than hanging up on each other; and if that means riding against the wind of their favorite prejudices in favor of those apocalyptic moments when He reveals something/Someone better, so be it!
That's why I kinda liked those jackasses in California riding against the wind as the pachyderms stomped to a victory of Biblical proportions on 11/2/10.
California distinguished itself once again as dancing to the beat of a drummer in the ozone layer of reality.
Unlike politicians and pastors who sell their souls for a job, pretending to be who they ain't to pile up more pension credits, those jackasses on the left coast remained true to themselves.
And how about our friends in the city by the bay?
They castrated Ronald McDonald!
Happy Meals are now against the law in a city that legalizes just about everything else!
Yeah, I know fast food joints are ambassadors for high cholesterol.
Buuuuuuut isn't that our right as Americans to choose to harm ourselves?
C'mon, we're a pro-choice nation!
Alcohol, tobacco, Five Guys, MSG, watching Jerry Springer, and listening to Lady Gaga are all about having the right to destroy your heart, soul, mind, and body.
This ain't China!
O.K., maybe it's not right to tempt children with toys to eat bad stuff; but what about parental rights to hurt their own kids?
Regardless, who deified the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance requiring McDonalds to meet nutritional guidelines established by some know-it-all in those Happy Meals that include toys?
My favorite quote came from supervisor Eric Mar who proposed the law: "This is a food justice issue."
Help me, Jesus!
I'm reminded of the American Indian who said, "Justice in America has come to mean just us. Power determines justice in America."
So California parents lose a pacifier and California kids keep their health because 11 people decide by an 8-3 veto-proof majority (Take that Gavin!) that they have the insight/right to set the standard of food justice and, I guess by logical progression, just about...
It won't be long before...
Control needs hurt everyone except those who are in control.
I think that's why God established Jesus as the only Lord as well as uniquely Savior.
Whenever we try to usurp that role, we act like a bunch of, uh, jackasses.
Blessings and Love!
Post a Comment